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post #16 of 44 (permalink) Old 09-20-2013, 09:06 PM
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Amazing. It's rare to see aquarium ornaments used so well.
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post #17 of 44 (permalink) Old 09-20-2013, 09:51 PM
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I'm in love with this tank! It's dark and romantic, you did a phenomenal job on the scaping and design
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post #18 of 44 (permalink) Old 09-20-2013, 10:23 PM
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I love it. Nice job.


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post #19 of 44 (permalink) Old 09-20-2013, 10:30 PM
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This tank has inspired me to try something new the next time I rescape my 46 bowfront. I really love the way you have kept is so dark and spooky with the low lighting and darker plants but fairy tale like at the same time. It is not over planted with plants everywhere, its beautiful. I love the castle it doesn't look cheesy at all, very much like somewhere Hanzel and Gretel would have lived in the woods. Like a long lost forgotten enchanted castle.

Great job, you should be very proud to have something so different from the typical planted tank.

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post #20 of 44 (permalink) Old 09-20-2013, 10:48 PM
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Amazing work!
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post #21 of 44 (permalink) Old 09-21-2013, 12:59 AM
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Very nice, Love the congo tetra as well
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post #22 of 44 (permalink) Old 09-21-2013, 02:39 AM
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Outstanding. I love how different it is without looking like cheap plastic. Beautiful fish. Please post more pics as the plants fil in.
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post #23 of 44 (permalink) Old 09-21-2013, 05:35 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you so much. I will be adding some pics over time to the gallery and will repost when I do. I am honored that so many of you are enjoying the design.
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Very nice, Love the congo tetra as well
I love him too He likes to pose for the camera.
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post #25 of 44 (permalink) Old 09-22-2013, 07:13 AM
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This is fantastic!! Love it!


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post #26 of 44 (permalink) Old 09-22-2013, 07:18 AM Thread Starter
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Your red & white Oranda is gorgeous. Very pretty tank too
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Your red & white Oranda is gorgeous. Very pretty tank too
Thank you! I just upgraded them to a 75 last week...trying to figure out how to plant it now, so I've been trolling the tank journals for inspiration :p

Please keep us updated on how this tank progresses it's very unique which is a great thing


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post #28 of 44 (permalink) Old 09-23-2013, 01:55 AM Thread Starter
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Orandas

Well make sure and post your 75 design for your Orandas. Something very Zen would suit them
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post #29 of 44 (permalink) Old 09-25-2013, 01:49 AM Thread Starter
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Got this shipment today from barakainus http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...897&highlight=

Came in the day after he sent them! Absolutely gorgeous and packed well. I took a couple of 'unboxing' pictures which are on the album now (scroll down to them) and a few shots of how well the Riccia is doing, plus a little hitchhiker I spotted on a rock.

I planted the plants but the water got kind of clouded so I will wait till it settles down a bit to take pics of them in the tank and ask a couple of questions.

A few questions and remarks:

I deliberately have not added iron to this tank because I was curious about the iron filings in the natural sand I collected.

I got the below plant in a mixed 'trimmings' package a little over 2 weeks ago. it was a tiny little thing and mostly green. I stuck it in the back corner with some other unknowns. So I found it tonight when re-arranging for the new plants. Is this Alternanthera reineckii? It's bigger and redder. I think the magic ironfiling soil-sand is working.

The Super Red Ludwigia (came today) is lovely and lush but a bit curled up from transport- should I trim it or wait a while?



To the right of the Ludwigia (above) is another clump (tall-thin leaved) that came with trimmings from 2-3 weeks ago. It has about doubled in height and the new leaves on the top have red on them. Could I get a positive ID on them? I have seen some plants that look like them- but I am unsure. Do you need a better picture?

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Incredible!
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